Most common pests and diseases of indoor plants

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The pests Y diseases are the Major problems that we can find in any crop and plantation, be it plants, vegetables, trees, etc. It is advisable to pay close attention to this since some can kill the plant, so it is very important to know the ones that can most affect each one of them in order to fight them as soon as you see that they start to appear.

Although to a lesser extent, indoor plants are also affected by pests and diseases, less than if they were abroad since they are more protected but still do not get rid of those that can enter the house. When you don't take care of the plants as you should, they will be more affected by both diseases and pests. Take note of the most common in indoor plants:

  • Woodlouse: This pest sucks the sap with a waxy coating and especially affects cacti and succulents. Its main damages are malformations both in the stems and in the leaves, and to be able to combat it you must use an insecticide that has cryptolaemus, thioclopride, acetamiprida, plant oil or fatty acids.
  • Scale insects: they can be soft or more rigid and attack a large part of indoor plants. They also suck sap from plants and are covered in circular protective scales. To end them, you must spray the plant with products that have acetamipride, thioclopride, plant oil or fatty acids.
  • White fly: both the fly and its green nymphs attack indoor plants by sucking their sap, then secreting a sugary honeydew that attracts other pests such as blackberry or sooty mold. You can combat it by using the parasitic wasp or by spraying with a suitable insecticide.
  • Gray mold: the plant is covered with a fluffy gray mold that rots the plant tissue, also causing the flower petals to appear with brown spots. This pest appears especially when the plants are not well aerated, so you will have to ventilate the house well daily and water in the mornings so that there is less humidity.

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